Pakistan, Japan launch ambitious project to boost ICT exports | The Express Tribune


The Federal Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT), Pakistan, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have initiated an EAD-approved project focused on elevating Pakistan’s ICT industry exports to Japan and fostering partnerships between public and private entities. The formal Record of Discussions was signed by key representatives at MoITT on Friday, December 15, 2023.

The collaborative effort, titled “The Project for Strengthening the Business Collaboration of ICT Industry in Pakistan,” is funded by JICA and spans three years, with execution led by the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB). The project aims to position Pakistan’s ICT sector prominently on the international stage, fostering collaborations, joint ventures, and export opportunities.

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This strategic partnership envisions significant milestones, including the increase of Pakistan’s ICT industry exports to Japan and the establishment of a framework for promoting Pakistan’s ICT industry in Japan. The key initiatives include the development of a portal site for Pakistani ICT companies to facilitate business matching, promotion of credit information use for business matching with Japanese companies, strengthening the ICT export promotion planning capacity of the PSEB, and improving operational capacity for promoting business matching between Pakistan’s ICT industry and Japanese industries.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 16th, 2023.

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